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Better than the Original,just.
on 9 May 2011
A massive 14 episodes,and a Xmas special!Itv had high hopes for this series!Features 2 characters from the original show,and a sort of link to Reg Varney,as Anna Karen plays "Olive",Im not sure if she is our Olive from "On the Buses" as her surname is never mentioned in this 1st series,she does have a baby,and I think Olive was pregnant again after Holiday On the Buses,but she was divorced from Arthur at the beginning of Series 5 of "On the Buses"?,enough of the continuity errors(Perhaps she remarried)The show was written by Wolfe and Chesney(Yes on the Buses again)and some of the scripts from the 1960's show were reused,although in the 60's episode "The Sideline" the women were making Gollywogs out of the spare material,not Pandas as in the 70's version.Its a comedy of its time,some of the humour is good fun,but looking at it today,it seems odd that the women would constantly try to get out of doing any work and trying to screw Mr Fenner for every cent,if he went Bust,they would have been out of a job??Perhaps its me trying to put 2011 sensibility onto 1977 working lifestyle.Its worth a look,sometimes ruined by Miriam Karlin's dreadful mugging...
Would appeal to fans of 70's sitcoms,especially if you like "On the Buses"